Heroin is the world’s most addictive drug produced from the seed pods of poppy plants. It enters the human blood stream very quickly and metabolizes in a moderate rate. The length of heroin stay in the human body varies from individual to individual. The heroin detox duration varies for various reasons. It might stay for a minimum of two days to a maximum of one week depending on the dosage. Heroin is taken by typically smoking, snorting or injecting directly into the vein for a fast reach. It is followed by relaxation, sleepiness and a feeling of happiness and contentment.
Initially heroine was used as a pain reliever and cough suppressant as a safe medicine in the early 1990’s. But later it was discovered that it metabolizes to morphine into the human body and was banned from usage as per the Dangerous Drug Act. But it had already become additive to many Americans. Heroin is primarily produced in Afghanistan, Mexico and Columbia from where it is exported to all parts of the world. Heroin is available in black tar, white tar, brown tar or tan varieties that differ in each countries.
A number of factors influence the heroin stay time in the human body. They are listed below:
Amount of Drug used
If more heroine is used, it stay for a longer time in the human body. If the quantity of ingestion is less then it retains for a lesser duration in the human body.
Frequent Heroine users have it stored in their fatty tissues and stay longer. Rare users metabolize it quickly. So the occasional users retain the heroin for a short duration when compared to the frequent heroin users.
Young people metabolize heroine quickly than adults. The young people have a better physical condition than the adults and their metabolism rate is more when compared to the adults or older people.
If the heroine is of very high potency, it tends to stay longer in the body than the low quality drugs. Low quality ones get extinct from human body quite soon when compared to the strong quality heroin and other similar drugs.
Heroine users with healthy diet and water intake will process it quickly than those with bad food lifestyle. Those in poor diet will find it difficult to metabolize quickly and hence it retains in their body for a longer duration than those on a healthy diet.
People who workout frequently have more metabolism that others hence heroine with physically active people metabolizes fast.
Other substances usage
Using some substances speeds up or delays the metabolism of heroin and hence affects the duration of stay in the human body.